Sturgill Simpson coming to Rupp Arena on Sept. 27, 2024

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Sturgill Simpson is set to bring his Why Not? 2024 Tour to Lexington, Ky on September 27, 2024. Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster on June 14 at 10:00am.

Sturgill makes his return to music with a new album titled Passage Du Desir on July 12… however, it’s under a new name: meet Johnny Blue Skies. According to Rolling Stone, Sturgill stated that he only planned to release five albums and that he was done releasing under his own name after 2021’s The Ballad of Dood and Juanita. The original band members have returned on this album and tour, so it appears that not a lot has changed.

Tickets to Sturgill Simpson at Rupp Arena

Tickets to all of Simpson’s Why Not? tour dates go on sale on June 12 via his own website (tip: jump ahead of the Rupp Arena on sale by registering on so you can get access to the presale). The full tour dates are listed below:

  • August 9–11 | San Francisco, CA at Outside Lands Festival
  • September 14 | Los Angeles, CA at The Greek Theatre
  • September 15 | Santa Barbara, CA at Santa Barbara Bowl
  • September 17 | West Valley City, UT at Maverik Center
  • September 19 | Bend, OR at Hayden Homes Amphitheater
  • September 20 | George, WA at The Gorge Amphitheatre
  • September 22 | Missoula, MT at KettleHouse Amphitheater
  • September 24 | Moorhead, MN at Bluestem Center for the Arts Amphitheater
  • September 25 | Minneapolis, MN at Roy Wilkins Auditorium
  • September 27 | Lexington, KY at Rupp Arena
  • September 28 | Detroit, MI at Fox Theatre
  • October 1 | Chicago, IL at Salt Shed
  • October 2 | Chicago, IL at Salt Shed
  • October 4 | Brandon, MS at The Brandon Amphitheater
  • October 4-6 | Austin, TX at Austin City Limits Music Festival
  • October 8 | Oklahoma City, OK at Criterion
  • October 9 | Rogers, AR at Walmart AMP
  • October 11 | 13-Austin, TX at Austin City Limits Music Festival
  • October 15 | St. Louis, MO at Fabulous Fox Theatre
  • October 18 | Pittsburgh, PA at Petersen Events Center
  • October 19 | Forest Hills, NY at Forest Hills Stadium
  • October 21 | Ashville, NC at Arena
  • October 22 | Cary, NC at Koka Booth Amphitheatre
  • October 24 | Duluth, GA at Gas South Arena
  • October 25 | Nashville, TN at Bridgestone Arena
  • November 12 | Philadelphia, PA at The Met
  • November 15 | Hampton, VA at Hampton Coliseum
  • November 18 | Washington, DC at The Anthem
  • November 20 | Toronto, ON at Massey Hall
  • November 21 | Toronto, ON at Massey Hall
  • November23 | Boston, MA at MGM Music Hall at Fenway

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